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Byzantium (2012)

 -  Drama | Fantasy | Horror  -  31 May 2013 (UK)
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Residents of a coastal town learn, with deathly consequences, the secret shared by the two mysterious women who have sought shelter at a local resort.

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Gareth
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Savella
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Two mysterious women seek refuge in a run-down coastal resort. Clara meets lonely Noel, who provides shelter in his deserted guesthouse, Byzantium. Schoolgirl Eleanor befriends Frank and tells him their lethal secret. They were born 200 years ago and survive on human blood. As knowledge of their secret spreads, their past catches up on them with deathly consequence. Written by Production

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Rated R for bloody violence, sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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£8,000,000 (estimated)

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$16,643 (USA) (28 June 2013)

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$84,293 (USA) (2 August 2013)
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Neil Jordan considered his frequent collaborator Stephen Rea to play Savella, but Rea was busy and Jordan had taken a strong liking the presence and voice of Uri Gavriel and cast him instead. See more »

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[first lines]
Eleanor: My story can never be told. I write it over and over, wherever we find shelter. I write of what I cannot speak: the truth. I write all I know of it, then I throw that pages to the wind. Maybe the birds can read it.
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"Your Baby Has Gone Down the Plughole (A Mother's Lament)
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Understated masterpiece.
7 October 2013 | by See all my reviews

This movie just rocked me. I expected the usual cheesy horror movie.

Lots of blood and of course the fangs.

What I found was a work of art; The richness of the characters and their credibility was hard to fault. The storyline,and of course there was the music.

The atmosphere was enchanting. A work of art; must see this movie. I have seen a few movies in my life, but I do not recall watching them repeatedly.

I cannot put my finger on it, but I suppose this movie just got me.

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Totally unrealistic.. newstar877
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Eleanor had such a BIG MOUTH!! I wanted to slap her! hedgejones
Caleb Landry Jones' accent? NeilRamjee
How much did Eleanor really know about the danger she was in? blakkdog
Why does Clara still talk and act like someone from the 1820s? s_campanale
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